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Burgundy van sought in hit and run of cyclist
by Debbie Lurie Smith
Sep 13, 2012 | 1733 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A hit and run accident that took place Sunday morning was a close call for the victim, who was riding a bicycle, and demonstrated the reason wearing a helmet is a must.

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the hit and run driver. Anyone with information is asked to call the Jones County Sheriff’s Department at 986-3489.

Four experienced riders with the Cyclists of Gray took off from the parking lot of the Government Center about 7:15 a.m. Sept. 9 with the intention of taking a daylong ride to Milledgeville, Toomsboro, Irwinton, Gordon, and back to Gray.

The 90-mile trip is one the cyclists have made before, but five miles into it, the driver of a burgundy minivan cut it short.

Susan Taylor was a witness to the hit and run accident and said the accident victim, Steve Parker, was riding at the rear of the group that consisted of four riders. The cyclists were on Highway 22, and Taylor said the van almost hit the three riders in front when it sped by.

“I yelled when it passed, and it slowed down. I thought it was going to stop, but then it took off,” she said.

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